NHRA: Thundering to the Top; Schumacher, Wilkerson and McGaha Lead Opening Day Fields in Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official series release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher drove to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in northeast Tennessee. Schumacher ran a track record …

NHRA: Second Verse Same as the First; Pedregon, Brown, Line and Stoffer Hold Onto No. 1 Qualifiers in Atlanta

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COMMERCE, Ga. — official series release — NHRA photo — Cruz Pedregon secured the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car on Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at Atlanta Dragway. The …

NHRA: Texas Thrill Show; Home State Driver Massey Stars During Day One Qualifying in Houston

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HOUSTON — official series release — NHRA photo — Texas native Spencer Massey raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position in nearly two years and his first ever in the Lone Star state Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries. Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also will lead their …

NHRA: Doing What He Has To; Langdon Tops Gatornationals Qualifying Along With Pedregon, McGaha and Smith

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – official series release — NHRA photo — Shawn Langdon claimed his second straight No. 1 qualifier at the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on Saturday afternoon. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello …

NHRA: Schumacher Clinches Eighth Top Fuel Title; Crampton, DeJoria, Line and Arana Jr. Claim No. 1 Qualifiers in Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher earned a record eighth Top Fuel world championship title Saturday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) earned No. 1 qualifying positions and …

NHRA: Track Records Tumble; Todd, Hagan, Enders-Stevens, Hines Lead Record Day in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — official release — NHRA photo — Matt Hagan took another step towards a second Funny Car world championship when he qualified No. 1 with the sixth quickest time in NHRA Funny Car history at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Hagan powered his Dodge Charger to a career-best performance …

NHRA: Schumacher, Pedregon, Enders-Stevens and Arana Jr. Top Final Reading Fields

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MOHNTON, Pa. – official release — NHRA photo — Top Fuel points leader Tony Schumacher claimed the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will also lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the fourth of …

NHRA: Kalitta, John Force, Enders-Stevens and Krawiec Claim No. 1 Qualifying Positions in St. Louis

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MADISON, Ill. – official release — NHRA photo — Doug Kalitta raced to his sixth No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position of the season Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis. John Force (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s …

NHRA: Courtney Force, Todd, Gray and Krawiec Earn No. 1 Qualifiers in Dallas

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ENNIS, Texas – official release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force earned her fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals following her track record setting performance on Friday. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations …

NHRA: Girl-Power; Dejoria and Enders-Stevens Rise in Charlotte, Todd and Krawiec Also Lead Final Fields

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — NHRA photo — Alexis DeJoria and Erica Enders-Stevens raced to No. 1 qualifying positions in their categories Saturday at the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals, extending the most successful season for females in NHRA history into the playoffs. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions at …

NHRA QUALIFYING: Hagan Storms to No. 1; Todd, Enders-Stevens, Arana Jr. Also Pace Opening Day in Charlotte

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CONCORD, N.C. — official release — NHRA photo — Former Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan opened NHRA’s playoffs by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the first of six playoff …

NHRA: Schumacher, Worsham, Line and Krawiec Lead Friday Qualifying Fields at Indy

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway, the world’s most prestigious drag race. Del Worsham (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the final regular season …